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Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire

Kelmscott Manor is a Tudor limestone property built around 1570. It lies adjacent to the River Thames in the village of Kelmscott, in West Oxfordshire, just under two hours from London. It was the Cotswold home of the textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist William Morris who is recognised as one of the most significant cultural figures of Victorian Britain. He was an extraordinarily creative designer of pattern with a fervent belief in the power of beauty to transform human lives and was especially famous for his wallpapers and textiles. He took up residence in the house in 1871, signing a joint lease with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti who we

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